Inell Harvey: Spring officially begins Thursday, March 20 |

Inell Harvey: Spring officially begins Thursday, March 20

Happy Easter to all. Easter is early this year ” on Sunday, March 23. Tomorrow is Good Friday.

Sun splashes the earth, the snow melts, and (ta da), it’s spring. Winter is over and done, and this mud season can’t last. Winter is painting its last self-portrait as songbirds accompany the last snowfalls. Gardners, with their seeds and tools, will soon be fighting the weeds. All nature that has been asleep in the winter freeze is now enjoying the merry breezes of March. It’s time to hang out bird feeders and fill the birdbaths.

There will be a new moon on Friday, March 21. Springs officially begins today, March 20.

The first report of a Robin having been seen this spring was by Ileene Harvey who reported seeing a Robin in her yard on March 5. The Robin looked at Heeney as if to say, “Why don’t you put some worms in this snow?”

Nina Wood reported seeing a flock of Bluebirds on March 3. (Early birds, those Bluebirds.)

The early Redwing Blackbirds are singing their songs very loud this spring.

Regardless of the noise they make, their songs are always welcome. We know springtime is upon us.

Rich and Dottie Janousek are beginning a new fundraiser project for the senior potluck group in Kremmling. Instead of a yard sale this year, they are planning to put together a cookbook. It will be interesting to collect favorite recipes from area residents.

Use WD-40 to remove all traces of duct tape. WD-40 will also keep your bathroom mirror from fogging and it will not leave streaks. It cleans shower doors, too.

A monthly Regional Advisory Council (on aging) meeting was held in the Frisco Senior Center last Wednesday. Attending from Grand County were Commissioner Nancy Stewart, Inell Harvey of Kremmling, Helen Keesey of Tabernash, Grand County Council on Aging coordinator Sharon Shoenberger of Grand Lake and Director of Nursing Lynn Dill of Granby. At the next meeting, there will be an awards ceremony for “Senior of the Year” and “Friend of the Senior” for the year. This council includes five counties.

Happy late birthdays to Annette Bock, Travis Matney in Denver, Laureen Myers, Craig Valance, Gordon Rister, Josh Pulliam, Chris O’Hotto, Shea Catherine O’Hotto, Joanie April, Daniel Stubbs Jr., little Hannah Gale, Tim Menhennett and to Mike Middagh (former Heeney resident, now in Lakewood).

Happy late wedding anniversaries to Jason and Alycia Taussig, Curt and Jane Reed and to Allen and Denise Pulliam.

Congratulations to Kremmling’s Nina Wood on the engagement of her son, Heath. The proud grandmother is Hazel Wood of Kremmling.

Florence Schoff missed attending the Friday potluck luncheon in the Kremmling Fairgrounds extension hall because of a trip to keep a doctor appointment in Steamboat Springs.

Public Relations Director Eric Murray has been greatly missed at Kremmling Memorial Hospital, as he has been ill with a fever and cough as a result of this dreaded “crud” that is making the rounds in this area. Murray was fortunate to get through the weekd of work organizing the Middle Park Medical Foundation fundraiser dinner and meeting. By the following morning, he was quite ill with a fever.

Harold Steensma’s contribution to Kremmling Memorial Hospital this month was a refrigerator for the business office crew. The hospital business office recently moved in the bank building. Their office is in the room where the Town and Country Insurance offices were located, next to the Bank of the West. The insurance offices are now located in east Kremmling in the Credit Union building.

Harold Steensma missed attending church Sunday because he had been ill a couple days.

If anyone has not had this “crud” sick virus that is making the rounds ” call it in to a reporter.

With help from neighbors, Keats Scott’s car was unstuck from in front of her Heeney home. She drove her husband’s car to work for a week.

The Middle Park Medical Foundation held its annual dinner meeting in Kremmling last Monday evening. Director Eric Murray did excellent work organizing the affair, which was hosted by Kenny and Heather Bentler in their Rocky Mountain Bar and Grill establishment. Tables were set up in the large barroom and the place was filled ” all enjoying prime rib and salmon dinners. Peg Toft did a great job auctioning the donated items, which, of course, was a good fundraiser. Several much needed money donations were accepted that evening also. This Medical Foundation helps Kremmling Memorial Hospital first, then many other organizations and individual health needs are met by grants they give out. They also gratefully receive any donations from business and private individuals. All goes to betterment of health.

Happy birthdays this week to Erle Lynn Jones, Jim Lynch, Ronda Myers, Pete Peterson, Ken Wheatley, Alexandra Schake, Michael Rister on Easter Sunday, Christina Bumgarner, Jim Mater, Laura Russell, Henry Funkner, Bruce Larkins, Kele Bock, Shilah C. Burger, Shayne O’Hotto, Herk Almgren, Mark Jones, Nancy Abbott, Clifton Heeney, Brian Ohri, Jane Land, Sean Curran, Wes George in California, John Cooper, Michael Rister, Shelly Cecil and to 10-year-old Jackie Rose Adams.

Happy wedding anniversaries to Larry and Sue Pellini, Nate and Laura Hester and to Heeney summer residents Mick and Norma Andress in Denver.

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